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wants more involvement in investigating how an adopted russian child died while the u.s. still awaits the autopsy results any among boys tragic. greece grinds to a halt in another nationwide stoppage the labor unions embarking on yet another strike protest over crippling austerity measures. and press prison a reporter's rights group says turkey is the world leader in jailing journalists for this media crackdown undermining the country's even membership aspirations. and online twenty four hours a day this is r.t. on kerry just. russian investigators want an active role in the us president the
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death of a young boy adopted by an american family is almost a month since three year old. died russian officials believe he was fatally abused by his adoptive american mother but u.s. authorities say they're still waiting for autopsy results to see a chicken or is in the family's hometown in texas where the tragedy happened. russian officials are outraged at yet another case of the death of a russian child living an adoptive family in the united states we're standing outside the home of alan and laura shadow parents two three year old max shadow known in russia as mean the three year old boy after suffering severe bruises to his legs head and internal organs had died in january this year just a few weeks after his third birthday right now his parents are not making any statements if you call their voice mail it says if you're a reporter or news agency we have no comment now according to russian officials the
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investigation that they're conducting they're saying allegedly was the mother of the child that was behind this death they're saying not only was the child severely bruised but had also been fed for a long time anti-psychotic drugs meant to treat sky it's a free mia in adult drug that is sold by prescription in the united states we do know that the younger brother of much steam t.d.o. continues living with the family here at the county sheriff's office an investigation is currently ongoing in cooperation with russian officials and local child protection services on the afternoon of january twenty first the local police department had received a call from a local hospital emergency room while a police officer was on his way there the three year old boy had already died unfortunately we get these kind of this particular kind of calls for. every day. somebody has had a heart attack we don't put pressure. we have a child that's been injured in an a.t.v.
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we don't put a pressure unless we start suspecting that something may be out of the ordinary. it wasn't a little bit later that we started getting some suspicions of what was going on and then all developed from talking to the parents the people that lived there it just took a little more time for us to develop. currently an autopsy is underway. the police is not really releasing any further details in terms of what they could tell us about this case what we do know as according to them the autopsy results may come any time from a month from now tell us that there are no suspects in this case as of yet and no arrests have been made and so to church. after county texas. where the children been in moscow says russia has the right to demand the return of the other child who was adopted by the american family if it's proved that he caused the death of his brother what he posts here from the foundation against child trafficking says
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the u.s. adoption system that supervision both assertion is national company i mean the u.s. is at state level the company so it's not the u.s. state department here this is. actually just like any other children in the u.s. like children of their parents and so the state level cannot interfere about children in russia who are. in child protection supervised care. by rights out there from officials from the state in order to have adoption and you basically get the private family like any other child and so there's nobody supervising and nobody. and even the close adoption rate for. russia very often i don't view the parents by the. option agency.
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and none of these people. say anything about you know. who are of the children work with the power of the workforce reintegration into the family . press freedom has become one of the key roadblocks to turkey's e.u. membership a journalist rights watchdog report says the country has become the world's number one media prison many reporters are detained under antiterrorism laws by being held without charge for prolonged periods of time but details now from our teaser into the script. it's because of people like me near that turkey who is the number one spot in the world for the number of journalists in jail nadeem was arrested and held for two hundred days his charge up to new classified documents and insulting government officials he suspects it was because he published a book investigating the death of another journalist which unnerve government officials. the main reason the government arrests journalists just to stifle voices
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of disagreement the best way to do that is to silence the journalists who speak out against the government then their audience will also fall silent that's the main reason behind the imprisonment of journalists it's not just journalists you get put in jail doctors students labor union leaders the risk of people being thrown in jail in turkey. his words are backed by research from the committee for protection of journalists which claim turkey's or cake laws for journalists for writing anything their thirty's might consider on turkish on par with terrorists the problem with press freedom in turkey stands mainly from the legal framework it has to be reformed and it has to be fundamentally reformed in order for turkey to stop conflating terrorism with journalism turkish officials promised last november and proposal to parliament that laws be changed to improve the treatment
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of journalists at the time the country's news agency is quoted the turkish deputy prime minister who responded to this report for us the number is not important we are greatly saddened even by one journalist being jailed for their rights and drawings journalism activities most jail reporters have been incarcerated or they're legit connection to organic on a deeply secret anti government organization most of whose members have never been identified and which exist many believe only in official papers turkish journalists . affiliation with a unicon is just one of many clever ways the government gets away with locking them up these. new government say is. just carte enough to qualify for as journalists. and that's of course a primitive reply. which befits will. be a prime minister who said to seven on a night people did prison because. treason bribery by now that had
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prescott's journalism is about a popular career choice for young people in turkey the country boasts numerous newspapers and a plethora of to be channels but in the current circumstances every reports could end up being a one way ticket to jail. because i teach journalism in a university families of my students tell them go learn journalism but don't become journalists still a lot of young people feel it's a good way to express their view on the government the disagreement it's a popular career but a dangerous one this c.p.g. says turkish officials use all their legislative powers not just incarcerate journalists but also scare them from reporting anything the government doesn't like a tactic that won't deter people like nadine is there's no fear my trial continues i may be out of jail but i'm still facing a fifteen year term and in turkey anything can happen the police can accuse me of
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anything but being a member of a terror group for example someone can send them an anonymous letter no use it as evidence and back behind bars we will see. in turkey. r t. traffic halted school shots and hospitals desperately understaffed and grace and labor unions embarking on yet another twenty four hour strike over the country's crippling austerity around forty thousand people have marched in athens in anger at spending cuts and tax hikes they say there were some clashes but no rest or injuries the unions are going on in the government gets rid of it back out to which requires further severe austerity measures and while the e.u. has struck a deal empowering the european commission to verify the budgets of the blocks it's a comanche filmmaker resized to follow says greece is turning into a debt oh chrissie. when you have humans dead leg the one that greece and other countries of the european very very are facing you start
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losing levels of democracy and i'm afraid that's how don't forget that one year ago we had nothing like the prankster and after the election we have a government that promised to renegotiate the bed but never did something beyond lean first in riot police and in unconstitutional. and we both more spirit in the country i'm afraid that we are. becoming a third world country not only as far as the economy is harsher but also as far as democracy which are europe was one of the major players that destroyed the greek economy by forcing business during the measures only countries. said that we not follow the orders of the i.m.f. for big financial institutions managed to survive. this crisis and i don't mean our countries like argentina or iceland who didn't follow any of the proposals
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of the big financial institutions or the or the governments. and high fuel prices are hitting pockets around the globe but the root cause is ranging from the rest of middle east to recession that's why the movers and shakers from the world's energy sector are in london to see how to find a way out or t. was there too on that next. bus the printer that could really give you a headache after the break the scientists on the verge of developing a machine to reproduce living tissue in the cloning concerned surrounding it. we are facing a lot of problems. because no one thought to think school. mates will things out for.
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what's national five days while in the local needs you want a community l.n.g. molten would be used. i don't give it. give just don't for a matter of artist i must fight back i must fight. i'll fight. fight for the right.
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way doughty live from moscow russia is ready to host talks between the syrian rebels and the government and indications that the situation is moving out of its debt and i don't to mizzen is from a foreign minister sergei lavrov he's due to meet his syrian counterpart on monday but your position either also expected to visit the russian capital but it's not known when more from his going off. earlier the leader of the syrian opposition for the first time has said that they're ready to negotiate with the government but only on condition that the release one hundred sixty thousand prisoners will be claimed have been jailed because of their political you know the government on its head and said that it's ready to talk but without any preconditions or clearly there are still major sticking points including the fate of president assad but russia's foreign minister says that there is room for potential progress now moscow has been saying that it's not taking sides in this conflict but is calling on the international community to acquire apply equal pressure on them in order to begin
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a political process in syria don't you there's new evidence until recently that there were those who discouraged the opposition from participating in dialogue but the regime just as far as i understand now the situation is changing and so it's important that this readiness of the syrian opposition leadership will be met with the government's response that they are willing to do the same in the meantime of the situation in syria continues to deteriorate and on tuesday russian emergencies ministry's plane evacuated around one hundred russian and c.i.s. citizens and there's also speculation that several russian navy ships have been sent to the mediterranean to assist possible further evacuations or high fuel prices have been a burden for many can see this but even those working in the industry say it's holding the wealth back from recovery making it worse so the sanctions on iran and the ongoing uncertainty in the middle east more than two thousand key players from the oil and gas industry and now thrashing out the problems and solutions in london
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surface has been hearing from the experts. thousands of oil and gas professionals from overwhelmed the world have gathered here in london for the annual international petroleum week listened to talks from senior industry figures last year and the buzz around sanctions on iran dominated the talks these sanctions were supposed to bring iran to the negation table he would then he clear program that the sun and the sanctions could have come at a worse time a loss of production in south sudan in yemen in the will see and now in syria has been driving prices higher the reigning queen still in demand in asia with the u.k.'s problem with millions of haim struggling with fuel poverty being echoed all across the european union right now is it the european consumer has been hardest hit by these sanctions we've been speaking to some industry insiders to find out what they think so obviously you've got the private companies then sort of carrying
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out political decisions are having very tough economic as they say today looks like the oil and gas companies sort of in bed with the government i don't i don't see that we are taught i think the politicians around the world have to make the decisions companies have to get on with business technology business commercial business and now we see with that with iran oil being used as a political weapon i would use that sort of phrase i mean i think it's always the case as years go by governments around the world seppala says on trade and other things become pretty the company's job is to apply the best technology in the best commerce to comply with whatever the environment is at the time to get the best deal for can seem is ultimately ultimately that's the job yes it can seem as if saying right now they get annoyed by fifty they're really all the best think yes you're right on the best thing we can do is invest so i unfortunately be easy or oil and cheap oil i think is past but we're finding more oil the technology is getting better and better what we've got to do is to ensure it doesn't peak on the
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best thing that we can do is to get the technology deployed get the best work practices get the financing and get additional oil production because that's the best thing the companies can do to dampen assert right of potential rising prices thank you very much for joining us thank you so. sanctions on iran have reduced its oil exports and investors will keenly watch next week's nuclear talks with signs of a shift deep seated tension remains in the west suspects tehran of developing its own it weapons were back in two thousand and seven white house came close to launching military action against iran but was stopped by a national intelligence report saying iran had halted its kind of that program r.t. is spoken to its author. a judgment that we made was that it was a political decision to halt the weaponization portions of its program or continued to fizzle material fizzle material was the pacing element. that the. at the
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time required to go from physical material. we did it was shorter than a dime to get fissile material on but they halted it. for. terminology we used was because of international scrutiny and pressure but that center was a political decision it was a matter of a technical problem. or a change in geo political situation they still lived in a tough neighborhood. that they could turn this program back on again at any time and we also said in the release part we weren't sure we would know if they turned it back on. but you can watch the full interview with the former chief of the u.s. national intelligence council at six forty five pm g.m.t.
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right here dotty. and how do you ensure otherwise of the future one way is to educate them in your own country while they're young there are first few potential foreign leaders currently in america's education system getting insight from reading former secretary of state hillary clinton who signed on to the public speaking agency is going to church again has been finding out it's a strategy that sparing fruit the u.s. is investing in potential for in the leaders by educating them in america convinced that back in their home countries when the time comes most of them will side with u.s. interests empower future generations of political leaders who've had a positive american experience and they are more likely to be global partners libya's mahmoud jibril could be one example having studied in the u.s. he went on to become the head of libya's transition government he's now the leader of one of the country's biggest political parties there's little doubt which
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country he would favor when it comes to dividing lucrative oil deals in the future u.s. foreign service officers had their eye on him even before the revolution broke out a leaked diplomatic cable from november two thousand and nine written by the u.s. ambassador to libya gene credits described mr general as quote a serious into lockett or who quote unquote gets the u.s. perspective and of course mr gibril is not the only one who gets the u.s. perspective i'm not going to measure how many kids were really just on a program what i'm going to do is look at where they are five years later and you know what ninety two percent of the people who go on u.s. government exchanges go on to work in civil society positions in the parliament or in n n hero sariah took a two year course in public diplomacy in two thousand and six at the university of south in california in this particular program this was. every single
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lecture has a state department member that's. so you know that you're not really learning public relations that you think how to implement. the u.s. trade and development agency an offshoot of the state department's usa id claims that what they call aid is actually investment agencies deputy director says every one dollar they invest they get eight dollars back in u.s. exports america's officials maintain that it's hard to overestimate the benefits of the investing in public diplomacy the investment i do not call it spending it's an investment it's absolutely an investment and there's a return on investment. and it's very hard to quantify that return completely but i can tell you that you could quantify it in troops but you don't have to stand somewhere so i never pursued a career with the training. that it was saying other countries i mean i may not
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be fond of the government in iran but i support a hundred percent it's not going to and i was sitting in this class. lectures and people saying how do we think the market i'd be underminded the government so for me it was a real challenge to see the programs through as you age you know wasn't there unless i definitely are some of the soviet union we think in two thousand and seven when i was in that program they had already started the push towards africa diplomacy is good business as has been made clear by the state department time and time again getting foreign leaders and their advisors to think in english and to subsequently favor the united states in their policy is much cheaper than bombing their countries so the state department will certainly be more forceful in their efforts at exercising soft power in washington i'm going to check on. if you have a smartphone you know there's an app for just about everything we can tell you and
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i want you to post some post-mortem tweets. to twitter. spirit alive and off. also that scoring ahead the u.s. state department the hacking group anonymous get off the files to publish the database of the government probably. not want to discover it. if he he knew . there are computer printers that can bring us
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a vivid color and even photo quality but how about one which prints human organs it's in development now and scientists working on it think it will prove a watershed moment for medicine and the fears over human cloning could make so-called people printing hard to sell as marina porton our expense. major universities corporate laboratories and biomedical engineers are printing experimental heart valves need cartilage is bone implants kidney cells and even healing tissue now three d. bio printing essentially squirts of the living cells to build up to shoot structure eventually biomedical engineer is hoped to print out taylor tissue is suitable for surgery and entire organs that can be used in transplants experts say that ideally they would like to create organs for those that are on lists waiting for organs and possibly you know in life circumstances in dire life circumstances so
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pioneers of this bio printing believe it will be a huge benefit to to the public and to the medical community to i could essentially use photographs of you and then create a three d. image of you which is quite scary because with these three d. printing if we don't know how far will go how far will develop and to know that a stranger can find a piece of your hair or your cigarette but if you smoke or a glass that you drank out of or even a few pictures of you and create a three d. facial structure of you is is a bit terrifying i mean forget about surveillance and privacy issues knowing that a stranger could do something like that view it doesn't mean it doesn't keep a sense of calm within the public and this is just the start of it who knows how it will develop five years from now maybe a person can be cloned or
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a parent person can be replicated between their photographs between the hair and their d.n.a. and between them and also add to that the virtual identity that most people have created for themselves online through social media through uses of skype through e-mail essentially there's a footprint of someone everywhere be through your hair or your activity online and that could essentially be duplicated with all this new software and technology that's pioneering right now. a quick look at some other world news for you now starting with the ongoing violence in syria a footballer has been killed and several other players injured after a mortar bomb hit a stadium in damascus to show that ended in the sports facility in the center of the city where homs based team was training the day earlier two mortars exploded near the presidential palace in the syrian capital causing damage but no casualties . from the city's far right leader has been to britain but also less than
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whom welcome rain lappin was invited to cambridge university to debate about you and french politics police clashed with around two hundred anti fascist demonstrators outside of a le pen who's often criticized in france for views in third in last year's presidential election you and he for nearly ten years. well gary as entire government has resigned after a series of nationwide protests reached its peak the public anger was initially over soaring electricity prices and the sturdy measures to an anti government twist the prime minister the e.u.'s poorest country said he could not stay in power made such violence saying every drop of blood is a shame for us. but in a few minutes we journey through the niger delta where its inhabitants are voting for survival against government corruption and complicity oil companies stay with us.

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